1Q84 Quotes.

1. "The more desperately we try to be good and wonderful and perfect, the more the Shadow develops a definite will to be black and evil and destructive"
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

2. "The conclusion of things is the good. The good is, in other words, the conclusion at which all things arrive. Let's leave doubt for tomorrow," Komatsu said. "That is the point."
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

3. "The dowager said, I was tremendously struck by what you said at the gym the other day. About powerlessness. About how powerlessness inflicts such damage on people. Do you remember? Aomame nodded. I do. Do you mind if I ask you a question? It will be a very direct question. To save time. Ask whatever you like, Aomame said. Are you a feminist, or a lesbian? Aomame blushed slightly and shook her head. I don’t think so. My thoughts on such matters are strictly my own. I’m not a doctrinaire feminist, and I’m not a lesbian."
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

4. "The world seemed to have a better sense of how you wanted things not to go."
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

5. "He was already thirty, but yet to have a sense of himself as an adult. It just felt to him like he had spent thirty years in the world."
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

6. "The body is not the only target of rape. Violence does not always take visible form, and not all wounds gush blood."
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

7. "Tengo wasn´t certain that he was doing the right thing. Maybe the time he was spending here, in this room in a sanatorium far from Tokyo was meaningless. Even if it was, though, he didn´t think he could leave."
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

8. "As a teacher, Tengo pounded into his students' heads how voraciously mathematics demanded logic. Here things that could not be proven had no meaning, but once you had succeeded in proving something, the world's riddles settled into the palm of your hand like a tender oyster."
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

9. "Aomame thought about the jiyugaoka apartment she had just vacated. It was in an old building, not terribly clean, with the occasional cockroach, and the walls were thin - not exactly the kind of place to which one because attached. Now, though, she missed it. In this brand-new, spotless condo, she felt like an anonymous person, stripped of memory and individuality."
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

10. "Death, of course, lasts forever."
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

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